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Tonbridge-based homebuilder Millwood Designer Homes has appointed Nick Stonley as its new Managing Director. Nick joins at an exciting time when the company is pursuing rapid growth, having recently acquired several new sites in prime areas across Kent, Sussex and Surrey.

Former Managing Director, John Elliott retired in July 2018 and has been replaced by Nick, who was attracted to the company for its high-quality product, premium site locations, as well as its impressive growth and recent award wins. Nick joins Millwood with more than 38 years of experience within the industry, with a particularly strong record of delivering high-specification residential developments.

Earned from a strong London-centric contact base specialising in land acquisition and project management, Nick has enjoyed long stints in Managing Director roles at both Berkeley Homes, United House Developments and most recently Strawberry Star, leading all through significant growth periods. Nick is a collaborative leader, maintaining a keen eye for attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

Nick comments: “I am delighted to join such a strong and dedicated team of individuals at Millwood Designer Homes. I greatly admire the impressive way the company has grown in recent years, establishing a strong foundation and well-earned position as an award-winning medium-sized developer in the South East. Millwood has a fantastic quality product, a great approach to design and customer service and an enviable reputation in the region.”

Philip Brown, Sales Director at Millwood Designer Homes, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome Nick to the board at Millwood. He will bring significant insight and market knowledge, particularly as a result of his previous Managing Director roles work at such high-profile companies. His skills are invaluable, making him a great addition and asset to the company and we are confident that Nick will help guide the continued growth of the business and strengthen our reputation even further.”

Established in 1992, Millwood Designer Homes is an award-winning homebuilder based in Tonbridge, Kent. From its current headquarters, Millwood has made its mark on the discerning local market, specialising in creating small-scale developments in desirable locations across the Home Counties, most recently including Canterbury, Ewhurst, Marden, Maidstone, Isfield and Dorking.

Over the past 26 years, Millwood has successfully established a strong and successful reputation as a leading housebuilder, creating exceptional homes across the South East. The company’s continued policy of combining all that is best in local architectural history with the latest in modern innovation has won the company many prestigious regional and national awards over the years. Now, privately owned by Places for People, the passion behind Millwood remains the same and is demonstrated through outstanding design, skill and meticulous attention to detail.

Forthcoming sites include Crowborough, Heathfield and Storrington in Sussex and Cliffsend in Kent. For more information on Millwood Designer Homes, please visit